US 2570731 A
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S. H. SUSNOW CORNICE BRACKET Oct. 9, 1951 Filed June 6, 1949 Inventor Saul H. Susnaw o gmuwd'm and Ai'iorneys Patented Oct. 9, 1951 UNITED STATES ENT FFECE' 2 Claims. '5
The present invention relates to a novel bracket or fixture which is especially, but not necessarily, adapted to hang and support boxtype drapery cornices such as are currently used in association with draperies and curtains.
Although many and varied styles and forms of drapery and curtain headers and cornices are in use, it is reasonable to assert that the average 'or typical cornice is characterized by an ornamental drop-board or skirt and a cover board generally referred to as the dust-board. Also, angle brackets or fixtures are used for installing such cornices.
As most drapery men know, it usually requires a drapery hanger and an assistant to install currently used cornice boxes due to the fact that the angularly disposed limb portions of each .bracket are smooth and provided with holes for headed fasteners. 'Hence, no means exists, with available equipment, whereby the cornice may be held temporarily in place, while the worker has his hands free, to properly take care of the re quired installation steps single-handed.
It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide right angular brackets or fixtures and, in addition, to provide the respective limbs thereof with laterally disposed spurs, said spurs constituting detents and making it possible to tap one limb in place on the wall and to tap the'dust-board and anchor it temporarily on the other limb While the worker has his hands free for purposes of securing the first-named limb permanently to the wall.
More specifically, novelty is predicated upon an angle type cornice mounting fixture whose right angularly disposed limbs are both slotted, have spurs and wherein the outer ends of the respective limbs are provided with larger laterally bent spurs.
Other objects and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a fragmentary portion of a wall or equivalent support, showing a pair of brackets or fixtures constructed in accordance with my invention, and also showing a conventional type cornice box with portions broken away and shown in section.
Figure 2 is a transverse section through a cornice box showing, in section, one of the improved brackets and one way in which the same is associable with the wall and cornice box.
Figure 3 is a View like Figure 2 but showing a'difierent mode of installation of the bracket.
Referring now to Fig. 4 wherein'the bracket 7 by itself.
The mode of using the bracket is of secondary importance. Nevertheless, it will be evident from the two preferred procedures in Figures 2 and 3 that bracket, because of its two-wayconstruction, makes it possible to employ the bracket shown either in Figure 2 or Figure 3, whichever is preferred.
Referring now to Fig. 4 wherein the bracket is shown in perspective, it will be seen that the bracket, as a unit, is denoted by the numeral 6 and is of metal or equivalent material. It is what is commonly'referred to in the trade as an angle-or angle-bracket. In accordance'with my ideas, both limbs l and 8 are formed centrally with longitudinal slots 9 and '18, respectively. The outward free end portion of limb 8' in Fig. '4 -is fashionecl into a triangular or V-shap'ed'spur I i and this is properly sharpened and bent at right angles as illustrated. A corresponding spur I2 is provided on the lower or free end portion of limb F but the spur i2 is bent in a direction opposite to the limb 8. In other words, considering the limb l, the limb 8 projects from one side at one end and the spur [2 projects from the other side at the opposite end. In addition, the limbs l7 and i are provided with additional struckout tongues i3 and I l, respectively, which are smaller than the spurs H and [2 but provide additional and optionally usable spurs. Perhaps it is best to visualize the bracket as characterized by right angularly disposed limbs l and 8, the limb 1 having a slot 9 and an inbent spur I3 and, in addition, an outbent spur 12. The other arm 8 is correspondingly made in that it embodies a slot 10 and an upbent spur [4 at one end of the slot and a downbent spur II at the outer or free end of the limb. This reverse arrangement of spurs is desirable and provided to enable the bracket to be used in the manner shown in Fig. 2 on the one hand or alternatively, in the manner shown in Fig. 3 on the other hand.
In the drawings, the wall is denoted by the reference character A and the cornice box by the reference character B. The skirt is denoted at C and the head board or dust-board at D.
In using the bracket as shown in Fig. 2, the spur i2 is sunk by tapping it with a hammer into the wall and the bracket is thu held temporarily in position until the screw E is put in position. The kerfed head of the screw F spans the slot 9 and when the screw is turned home the bracket is permanently attached. It is possible, however, to loosen the screw again and to pry out the initially anchored spur or detent l2 and adjust the bracket up or down and to reset it by again driving the spur into the wall or other surface. The dust-board rests on the arm 8 and is held in place by the upstanding spur or detent 94, making it possible to easily lift the cornice board off of the brackets (there usually beingtwo or three for each cornice board) in order to have access to the drapery and curtain rods. In some instances the rods are mounted on special fixtures attached to the wall in addition to the fix-,
tures or brackets 6. In other instances the rods are mounted on and made a part of the cornice box. In certain instances the rods are attached to the dust-board and in other instances are mounted on the skirt portion. So, there are no set of fixed procedures which may be comprehensively described herein.
If desired, the fixture may be inverted by turning it through 180 degrees and using it, let us say, up-sid-e-down, in Fig. 3. In fact, the installation illustrated in Fig. 3 may be preferred by many.
So, the reference characters are the same to enable the reader to picture the device in use in both installations of Figs. 2 and 3, respectively. Therefore, there are no upper and lower limbs, etc., for specific purposes of identification of the parts, they are simply limbs whether pointing up or down.
It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Minor changes in the shape, size and arrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.
Having described the claimed as new is:
1. As a new article of manufacture, an angle bracket for hanging a cornice board comprising a pair of complemental limbs at right angles to each other, one limb being provided with an e1on gated screw accommodating slot, having a struck out spur at one end of said slot, said spur being of V-shaped form and adapted to penetrate and anchor in a complemental part, the outer end of said latter limb having a V-shaped spur and said spur being bent in a direction opposite to the direction of the first-named spur and being larger invention, what is in size than said first-named spur.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a bracket for hanging a cornice board comprising a pair of complemental limbs at right angles to each other, one limb being provided with an elongated screw accommodating slot, having a struck out spur at one end of said slot, said spur being of -shaped form and adapted to penetrate and anchor in a. complemental part, the outer end of said lllllb having a V-shaped spur and said spur being bent in a direction opposite to the direction of the first-named spur, the remaining limb having an elongated screw accommodating slot, having a struck out V-shaped tongue at one end of the slot constituting a spur, the free end portion of said second-named limb also having an additional laterally bent V-shaped spur.
SAUL H. SUSNOW.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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